WOODBRIDGE, NJ (TIP): Viru Patel was nominated on August 14, 2016 to serve the 4th ward council seat which became open due to the resignation of former councilman, Jim Major. Viru Patel, who has served 20 different organizations for more than 25 years, has served on the council ward for the last three months as an interim councilman. In order to complete the remainder of the one year term, he filed his re-election application in early October.

Viru Patel got 4,151 votes and his opponents, Mrs. Kalamdani as an Independent, received 336 votes and the Republican candidate, Rupasinghe, got 1,600 votes.